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Michael Moore was born in Flint, Michigan, and attended Catholic schools, including a year in the seminary, which he says accounts for his healthy respect for the fires of hell that he believes to be located somewhere just outside Crawford, Texas. He was an Eagle Scout, Newspaper Boy of the Week, and, at 18, the youngest person ever elected to public office in the state of Michigan.

Moore is the Oscar and Emmy-winning director of the ground-breaking, record-setting films "Roger & Me," "Bowling for Columbine," and "Fahrenheit 9/11," which also won the top prize at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival and went on to become the highest grossing documentary of all time. It became the first documentary ever to premier No. 1 at the box-office in its opening weekend. Film Comment called it "The Film of the Year."

His 2007 documentary, "Sicko" is self described as, "a comedy about 45 million people with no health care in the richest country on Earth." Moore investigated American health care horror stories, focusing on large American pharmaceutical companies, the corruption in the Food and Drug Administration, and even brought injured 9/11 rescue workers to Cuba to receive treatment.

Moore also earned the label of America's No. 1 selling nonfiction author, with such books as "Stupid White Men and Other Sorry Excuses for the State of the Nation," and "Dude, Where's My Country." No other author has spent more weeks on the New York Times hardcover non-fiction list from 2002-04 than Michael Moore. "Stupid White Men" was also awarded Britain's top book honor, "British Book of the Year," the first time the award has been bestowed on an American author.

Moore has two additional books published by Simon and Schuster: "Will They Ever Trust Us Again: Letters from the War Zone," which is a compilation of letters he has received from soldiers in Iraq and from their families back home; and "The Official Fahrenheit 9/11 Reader," which contains loads of backup materials for the film, plus essays, and the film's screenplay.

In addition to winning the Academy Award for "Bowling for Columbine," Moore won the Emmy Award for his NBC and Fox series, "TV Nation" and was also nominated for his other series, "The Awful Truth" (which the L.A. Times called "the smartest and funniest show on TV.")

Moore also wrote and directed the comedy feature "Canadian Bacon" starring the late John Candy, and the BBC documentary, "The Big One." He has directed music videos for R.E.M., Rage Against the Machine, Neil Young, and System of a Down.

His other best-selling books include "Downsize This! Random Threats from an Unarmed American," and "Adventures in a TV Nation," which he co-wrote with his wife Kathleen Glynn. His books have been translated in over 30 languages, and have gone to #1 in Italy, Germany, France, Japan, Great Britain, Australia, Ireland, and New Zealand.

Moore lists his hobbies as reading, gardening and removing President Bush from the White House.

Entries by Michael Moore

마이클 무어가 말하는 성공적인 다큐멘터리를 만드는 13가지 방법

(5) Comments | Posted September 23, 2014 | 5:03 PM

* 이 글은 허핑턴포스트US에 실린 글을 번역한 것으로, 영화감독 마이클 무어가 9월4일 개막한 제39회 토론토 국제 영화 페스티벌에서 연설한 내용이다.

1. '파이트 클럽(같은 이름의 영화를 참고한 말)' 규칙을 지켜라

'파이트 클럽'의 첫 번째 규칙이 뭔가? "절대 파이트 클럽에 대해...

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13 Rules for Making Documentary Films

(28) Comments | Posted September 17, 2014 | 9:28 AM

The following is the text of a speech Michael Moore gave at Toronto International Film Festival this month.

1. My number one guiding principle in making documentary films is essentially the "Fight Club" Rule.

What is the first rule of "Fight Club"? The first rule of Fight Club is:...

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The Price Of Human Life, According To GM

(466) Comments | Posted April 1, 2014 | 1:14 PM

I am opposed to the death penalty, but to every rule there is usually an exception, and in this case I hope the criminals at General Motors will be arrested and made to pay for their pre-meditated decision to take human lives for a lousy ten bucks. The executives at...

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If Henry Ford Could Pay a $15 Minimum Wage 100 Years Ago, So Can We

(928) Comments | Posted January 28, 2014 | 4:31 PM

In the State of the Union address tonight, President Obama is going to call for a national minimum wage of $10.10. Then in their response the Republicans will say that'd be a huge disaster that would make the Washington Monument fall over, Mt. Rushmore explode, etc. But here's what neither...

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Thank You, Library of Congress: 'Roger & Me' to Be Added to National Film Registry

(4) Comments | Posted December 18, 2013 | 7:53 AM

This morning it was announced by the Library of Congress and the National Film Preservation Board that my first film, 'Roger & Me', has been placed on the National Film Registry -- the official list of films that are, according to an act of Congress, to...

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Ce que le procès Bradley Manning nous apprend de la justice militaire américaine

(24) Comments | Posted August 21, 2013 | 11:52 AM

Le soldat Bradley Manning a été condamné, mercredi 21 août, à 35 ans de prison. Le HuffPost Québec (re)publie ce blogue de Michael Moore, que le réalisateur américain avait écrit fin juillet.

Le 30 juillet dernier, vingt chefs d'accusation sur vingt-deux ont été retenus contre Bradley Manning, parmi...

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Qué nos dice la sentencia de Bradley Manning de nuestro sistema de justicia militar

(12) Comments | Posted August 1, 2013 | 8:53 AM

El martes pasado, Bradley Manning fue declarado culpable de 20 de los 22 cargos que se le imputaban, entre ellos haber violado la Ley de Espionaje, haber filtrado informaciones secretas y haber desobedecido órdenes. Esa es la parte mala. La buena es que le declararon no culpable de...

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Ce que le procès Bradley Manning nous apprend de la justice militaire américaine

(0) Comments | Posted July 31, 2013 | 5:44 PM

Hier, vingt chefs d'accusation sur vingt-deux ont été retenus contre Bradley Manning, parmi lesquels la violation de "l'Espionage Act" ("loi sur l'espionnage"), le dévoilement d'informations confidentielles et la désobéissance aux ordres. Voilà pour la mauvaise nouvelle. La bonne nouvelle, c'est que l'accusation "d'aide à l'ennemi" n'a pas été retenue. C'est...

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Ciò che la condanna di Bradley Manning ci dirà sul nostro sistema di giustizia militare

(6) Comments | Posted July 31, 2013 | 8:29 AM

Ieri Bradley Manning è stato giudicato colpevole per 20 dei 22 capi d'accusa per cui era stato incriminato, inclusa la violazione della Legge sullo spionaggio del 1917, avendo rilasciato informazioni segrete e avendo disobbedito agli ordini. Questa è la cattiva notizia. Quella buona è che è...

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What Bradley Manning's Sentence Will Tell Us About Our Military Justice System

(1233) Comments | Posted July 30, 2013 | 6:40 PM

Today Bradley Manning was convicted on 20 of 22 counts, including violating the Espionage Act, releasing classified information and disobeying orders. That's the bad news. The good news is he was found not guilty on the charge of "aiding the enemy." That's 'cause who he was aiding was us, the...

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Here's How We Built a Movie Theater for the People -- and Why the MPAA Says It's #1 in the World

(85) Comments | Posted June 5, 2013 | 1:41 PM

This past week, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), the main federation of Hollywood's six major studios, posted on their web site a list of what they believe are some of the best movie theaters in the world.

And listed as #1 is the historic State Theatre of Traverse City, Michigan, an...

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America, You Must Not Look Away (How to Finish Off the NRA)

(4040) Comments | Posted March 13, 2013 | 8:12 AM

The year was 1955. Emmett Till was a young African-American boy from Chicago visiting relatives in Mississippi. One day Emmett was seen "flirting" with a white woman in town, and for that he was mutilated and murdered at the age of fourteen. He was found with part of a cotton...

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My Final Word on BuzzFeed and Emad Burnat's Detention at LAX

(333) Comments | Posted February 27, 2013 | 7:39 AM

Thanks to everyone for bearing with me as I spend so much time on what happened to Emad Burnat. It's important to me because he's my friend, and he's being bullied. In the U.S., being Palestinian = Easy Target. It's not right.

If you haven't been following...

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La experiencia de Emad Nurnat, candidato a un Oscar, retenido y amenazado con la deportación en Los Ángeles

(1) Comments | Posted February 24, 2013 | 3:00 AM

Hace unos días se celebró en Beverly Hills la cena organizada por la Academia de Cine en honor de los directores y productores de las cinco películas nominadas este año para el Oscar al Mejor Documental. La cena era una tradición que mi esposa y yo comenzamos hace seis años...

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How My Friend and Current Oscar Nominee Emad Burnat Was Held and Threatened with Deportation Last Night at LAX

(914) Comments | Posted February 20, 2013 | 2:33 PM

Last night was the Motion Picture Academy-sponsored dinner in Beverly Hills honoring the directors and producers of this year's five nominated films for Best Documentary. The dinner was an occasional tradition my wife and I started six years ago when we took our fellow nominees (we were nominated for Sicko)...

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In Defense of Zero Dark Thirty

(696) Comments | Posted January 25, 2013 | 7:26 AM

There comes a point about two-thirds of the way through Zero Dark Thirty where it is clear something, or someone, on high has changed. The mood at the CIA has shifted, become subdued. It appears that the torture-approving guy who's been president for the past eight years seems to be,...

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Ce futur secrétaire de la défense américain qui avait osé dénoncer la guerre en Irak

(5) Comments | Posted January 8, 2013 | 9:00 AM

Ce billet a été initialement publié sur michaelmoore.com, puis sur The HuffPost Politics

Vu avez pu entendre parler récemment de l'ancien sénateur Chuck Hagel, ce républicain du Nebraska que le Président Obama veut nommer Secrétaire de la Défense.

Mais ce qui vous a probablement...

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Ce futur secrétaire de la défense américain qui avait osé dénoncer la guerre en Irak

(0) Comments | Posted January 7, 2013 | 11:00 PM

Ce billet a été initialement publié sur michaelmoore.com, puis sur The HuffPost Politics

ÉTATS-UNIS - Vu avez pu entendre parler récemment de l'ancien sénateur Chuck Hagel, ce républicain du Nebraska que le Président Obama veut nommer Secrétaire de la Défense.

Mais ce qui vous...

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Dear Bill Kristol: More People Than You Thought Are Vulgar, Disgusting and Far-Left

(897) Comments | Posted January 6, 2013 | 10:14 AM

I just sent this to Bill Kristol, the editor of the Weekly Standard magazine and one of the most influential advocates of our invasion of Iraq. He posted something this weekend about my post where I found an old quote from Chuck Hagel about how the...

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Sei anni fa, Chuck Hagel ha detto la verità sull'Iraq

(53) Comments | Posted January 6, 2013 | 2:07 AM

Forse saprete che il prossimo lunedì il Presidente Obama probabilmente affiderà all'ex senatore Chuck Hagel, un repubblicano del Nebraska, la carica di Segretario della Difesa.

Quello che forse non sapete - perché tutti l'hanno dimenticato - è che nel 2007 Chuck Hagel è impazzito e ha detto...

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